The Mid Klamath Watershed Council's Plants Program comprises both native plants and the management of invasive weeds.
Our native plant projects are educational, such as the Native Plant Demonstration Garden and wildflower walks, and also for restoration, such as riparian planting and native plant revegetation of fisheries off-channel habitat projects.
Invasive Weed Management Projects: The Mid Klamath Watershed Council coordinates community volunteer workdays to identify, map, and remove invasive plant populations from the Mid Klamath corridor and selected upslope sites. We employ manual removal, mulching, and other non-chemical methods of invasive plant control. Through grants from the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the US Forest Service, the National Forest Foundation and the Humboldt County Resource Advisory Committee, MKWC has been able to hire local personnel to systematically map and treat invasive plant populations in the Mid Klamath. Working closely with our funders, the Salmon River Restoration Council and the Karuk, Yurok and Hoopa Tribes, MKWC addresses the threat posed by invasive species, and educates the community of the need to protect fish, amphibians, and native plants through manual removal and other non-chemical techniques.
Current projects focus on the inventory, mapping, and removal of isolated and leading edge populations of highly invasive weeds including: spotted knapweed, meadow knapweed, oblong spurge, leafy spurge and Italian thistle. We are also focusing on management of invasive plants impacting wilderness areas in the Klamath Wilderness Inventory Project.